My Government Allow the 2012 Movie, After a long Wait

A Little about 2012 film

2012 become box office and as a phenomenon. 2012 is United States movie as a science fiction disasters. This movie was released on 13 November 2009, directed by Roland Emmerich. He also directed INDEPENDENCE DAY and THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW movie. With the actress and the actor like John Cusack, Amanda Peet, and Danny Glover. This movie was distributed by Columbia Pictures and began shooting in Vancouver in August 2008.The original of 2012 movie would released on July 2009, but it changed to November 2009 to avoided the crowded of summer schedule and gain the financial success.

This movie tell about the people began panic due a series of natural disaster that bring the world to the big destruction. Start from meteor shower, volcanic eruptions, until the tsunami waves that swallowed the Himalayas. This is based on the prediction by the Mayans calendar.

I live in Indonesia. The beautiful country with friendly people. As the plan the 2012 will launched in cinema. My city wait the screening of this movie. I've waited for a long time since this film was made. and my family are planning to watch the movies. But but my plans end in the middle of the road. After I heard about the news that my government will stopped the 2012 movie. I really shock, why this could happen.

There are pros and cons about the screening of this movie. Many people sad after heard this news, especially movie watcher or movie lovers. They also wait for a long time, so they can see it in theaters. But many people also agree if this film was stopped. Why?

2012 movie scene

Most of people in my country as a Moslem. In my religion "the end of the world" can't predicted, such as human predictions. It contradict with the Islamic rule. In this movie The BIG disaster orĀ  the end of the world was certain to happen on the December 21, 2012. And my government afraid this movie will influence to many people in Indonesia. And the effect after see this movie is they will afraid and think that the world will really end on 2012. Regarding when the Day of Resurrection is the power of the GOD. So we can't predicted the day or the year this incident will happen in this earth.

I just see the scene not the movie

As a Muslim I still appreciate to my government. I know maybe they want the best for the Indonesian people. But I haven't seen this movie at all. Actually from this movie I like the special effect. As we know the disaster movie like Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow contain great special effect. For me as individual person, still give appreciation to this movie. I see this only a movie. And nothing wrong behind this. As a Muslim I still hold my religion that the end of the world wouldn't happen on December 21, 2012.

We get the benefit by see this movie. Such as, we can increase our spirituality, closer to the GOD (all the religion), help each other, always have positive thinking, the importance of the people, and give priority to humanitarian.

I hope my government will considered their opinion. So, I can see this movie again in the theater.

This is new update about this topic. After wait so long. And with many comment supporting this hub. Finally my government allow the 2012 movie screening on the theater. This is become pros and cons because the opinion of Muslim leader submitted to the government. But actually my government has not held a press conference. And give statement. But many Muslim leader give their statement on public. And they comes from a trusted institution. And they are representative of the government, they called MUI. But this morning, I saw the movie advertisement on my local newspaper. And the effect all the ticket had sold out for the next week. Thanks for many Hubbers who give opinion and comment. Before the new update.Thanks....again!

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

I am sorry you have missed this movie. I haven't seen it myself. Thank you for your hub.


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

It's just a movie and by the way although every known monument was blown to bits, not one Muslim structure of any kind was touched.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Hello and breakfastpop for coming to this hub. I wish I could see this movie. For breakfastpop, I know that there is no one Muslim structure destroyed in this movie. But my goverment afraid the impact after saw this movie.


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Pete Maida 6 years ago

That's why I am a strong believer in the separation of church and state. No religion should be allowed to control government policy. That kind of suppression has given us too many bad events in the history of the world. It is tyranny in disguise.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Pete. Sometimes we think about your opinion, United States is the freedom country. Different with my country where is the Muslim Leader take a part in control goverment policy. But not to tight like other Muslim country. Just for some case. But other is normally like other country.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

When I lived in Cyprus, I was amazed that the church ran what we could watch on television and also controlled the news. This was a Christian church. The separation of church and state is paramount to freedom. Thanks for sharing - hope you get to see the movie.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks suziecat for joining this hub. Your story also inspiring us and the same with this topic.


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tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

prasetio as one who has seen the movie I can recommend waiting for the video . It was OK but that was all . It Is sad though that a Government thinks so little of its people though . They are assuming that you cannot think for yourselves. I guess that is why we have the first amendment here in the states.


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CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

Hi prasetio, sorry you won't get to see the movie - wait for the DVD. All it is is a film, so it's a shame that it has been taken so seriously by your government. I for one will be very surprised if the world ends on that day!

When 'The Life of Brian' came out it was banned by the local council of the town I lived in in the UK, as they reckoned it was making fun out out of Christianity. All they succeeded in doing was to make people keener on seeing what they were missing! Adults should be allowed to choose what they want to watch and make their own minds up.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Tony and CMHypno for your appreciation. For TOny, Maybe my government want to protect the side effect after seeing this movie. But like you said, as an education people or adult people actually we can distinguish about bad or good for us. Maybe our duty to accompany our child while watching movie like this. For CMHypno, I hope the DVD will released soon. Thanks for share about your experience finding the case like this, in your local town.


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Leop 6 years ago

Prasetio, sorry to hear about your government stopping the movie. Its the government so really you know how those people sometimes thinks about regular folks.

Once it comes on DVD, i don't think they will have any control over that. So people can buy and watch it at that time. I know it might not be the same as watching at theathers but all the special effects still there.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Leop, I just wait the DVD. As you said it different with watching at theaters. But the important thing I enjoy with the special effect. This movie make me curious.


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jellydonut25 6 years ago from Buffalo, NY

Your government probably banned this movie because Roland Emmerich is a TERRIBLE filmmaker whose movies are so bad they could incite riots and lead to loss of life. (sarcasm included of course)

I do think it's sad that anyone be deprived of what I perceive to be a God-given RIGHT to see any movie you want whether it be good or mind-numbingly terrible.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks jellydonut25 for appreciation and interesting to this hub. But I have to wait to see this movie. Roland Emmerich has successfully make people curious about his movie.


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

It is only a fictional work. Shame you cannot see it if you want to.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thnaks ethel for remind me that this is only a human made. I should not forget the God's creation.


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rebekahELLE 6 years ago from Tampa Bay

Thank you for sharing this here at HupPages. One of the greatest reasons I enjoy HP is because of the global community and how we are able to share and learn about other countries. I find it amazing to hear this, that your government would not allow the viewing in Indonesia. I would not have known this. Thank you for sharing. At least you have dvd soon.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks rebekah for paying attention. I appreciate your comment. I heard the great news that this movie will screening in my town. And the ticket was sold out for the next week. I don't know it is right or just a rumor.


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rebekahELLE 6 years ago from Tampa Bay

Keep us posted, and let us know what happens or if it's a rumor. :)


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Bbudoyono 6 years ago

I am afraid you are not right. So far there is no decision from the government to ban the movie. It is playing in cinemas now. Indonesian Muslims do not agree with it but so far there is no ban from them either.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks rebekahELLE and Mr.Bbudoyono for comment to this hub. Before I post this hub. The Muslim leaders said that this movie will ban. And this is become hot topic in the news and television. For a couples days many television program shown about "the end of the world". this morning I saw the cinema advertisement and as you said Mr.Bbudoyono. The 2012 screening in Surabaya city. I'll Change my Tittle hub, with: "My Government Allow the 2012 Movie, after a long wait"


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febriedethan 6 years ago from Indonesia

Hi Pras, yeah..our government took too seriously about this thing, after all it's just a movie. And I agree with you, that this movie could be a warning for us to be more closer to our God. Btw, I have not seen this movie yet, what about you now?


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Febrie you have the same opinion with me. This is only a movie. We have take the advantage about this movie. I have never seen this movie at all. Maybe next week I'll watch this movie.


TanielHouston 6 years ago

the world will not end the movie wasn't too good but we will see changes before the world does end. So if we don't then we can't predict the wold will come to an end. Scietists don't say anything about the world ending but again they could be saying that so people don't panic. When 2012 comes the enitre governments run off in their airplanes while they leave us here to die. But again they said the same thing in 2000


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good to see you here, TanielHouston. Thanks for share your thought about this topic. Scientist can predict when the world will end. Although based on the prediction by the Mayans calendar or other person. But with this movie it shown if the world really end where do we save our self. But the big question is, do we have a chance to save ourself when the world really end. I don't think so. No one will survive. I hope it can increase our spirituality side. Thank you very much!

Prasetio


TanielHouston 6 years ago

yes connecting with God is our best way to stay alive. Again you can't beat mother nature. Wrestling the earth is just one too big of a task.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, TanielHouston for your second coming. I really appreciate your comment. That's show your spirituality. I just want to add that technology can't fight the power of universe. So, what do we need to prevent? just pray, stay close with God because He give us alive and taking care of mother nature. Peace


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

I'm finding some older treasures Nephew! I agree with you. I try to focus on God's will and I see no need to foresee the future. It's impossible. Thank you Nephew! Buttons up always Nephew!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, my uncle. I am glad you want to see again my old hub and give your opinion about something unpredictable in the future. And I agree with you this is impossible happen in 2012. Thank you very much. My uncle, you are the best. Take care! cheers.........

Prasetio


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BJBenson 5 years ago from USA

I know that not everyone has the same freedoms. I hope that you can see the movie for it is a fun action film.

I hate waiting for tickets!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, BJBenson for share your opinion about this topic. I have see this movie and I am glad there's appreciation from you. Take care!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, BJBenson for share your opinion about this topic. I have see this movie and I am glad there's appreciation from you. Take care!


endingoftheworld2012 5 years ago

There has been talk that the government is attempting to quieten down the entire 2012 following in order to control panic when the day arrives.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, endingoftheworld2012 for giving your appreciation about this topic. I hope we can learn about this hub. Take care! ~prasetio


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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

I agree it's just fine for the video on this one, but you should still have been able to see it anyway. I'm a movie lover, and would have been kinda upset by this myself. So, I can relate in that sense for sure. I actually wait to see movies anyway, that way when every bodies all tired of them they are still just brand new to me. All in how you look at it too. We get movies a few weeks later here out in the country than the big cities do, so that's just how we live. Thanks, I like this HUB.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Fluffy77. I never get bored to read all your comment, including this hub. Actually I have a chance to see this movie after my Government revoke its policies. I am a movie lovers too. I always rent new DVD every Saturday. It always relaxing, both my body and mind. Thank you very much.

Take care!


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Prasetio, it is a great movie. It really makes you think about winter of 2012. It is very interesting. Maybe someone can mail it to you. I don't have the movie or I would. Maybe we can talk.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, thelyricwriter. Thank you so much for coming to this hub. I don't have a any idea about winter of 2012. But as you know that my biggest dream is see the snow in person. I hope everything goes well. ~prasetio


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KenWu 4 years ago from Malaysia

I don't think this is a great movie. It was full of special effects but the plot is nothing special. Before watching it, I thought this movie would be filled with mysterious discoveries and journey, not just explosion here and there. Most of my friends agree with my view.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, KenWun. Thank you very much for coming and share your comment about this movie. Most of people have the same idea with your after watching this movie. Take care and have a nice day!

Prasetio

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